UK Charts: World at War heading for a chart record

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Activision’s justification for churning out crap sequels by the bucketload every year! Call of Duty: World at War really wasn’t that spectacular, but thanks to name value and the safety of World War II shooters, Activision is in line for a record breaking run as a reward for its yearly “exploitation” plan. Well done Britain.

This is the game’s fifth week at the top of the UK chart, and just one more week will see it claim a record for the longest uninterrupted run heading towards Christmas. Activision’s success continues as its cynicism and saturation grows. Meanwhile, the more Electronic Arts tries to be fresh and interesting, the more it fails. A lesson for us all, I think. 

Otherwise, the UK charts are the same as always. More FIFA, more Need for Speed, more Brain Training. I’m surprised there are people left in England who don’t already own these games, but apparently there are ludicrous amounts. Hit the jump for the whole chart.

  1. Call of Duty: World at War
  2. Mario Kart Wii
  3. FIFA 09
  4. Need for Speed: Undercover
  5. Brain Training
  6. Fallout 3
  7. Wii Play
  8. Wii Fit
  9. Guitar Hero: World Tour
  10. Tomb Raider: Underworld
  11. Lego Indiana Jones
  12. Sonic Unleashed
  13. Quantum of Solace
  14. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  15. Lego Batman
  16. LittleBigPlanet
  17. Gears of War 2
  18. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009
  19. Far Cry 2
  20. Prince of Persia
Jim Sterling